Automation Actuators – Electrics Are Taking The Stage

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Join PHD, Inc. as we explore some of the changes taking place today in automation actuators. As electrically-driven actuators are rapidly displacing traditional pneumatic devices, users are enjoying benefits of economics and application flexibility.
During the webinar, hear from four PHD expert panelists who discuss:
Electrically-Powered Actuators vs. Pneumatic
Actuators and Motors – Selection and Sizing
Application Flexibility Examples
Specialty Electrical Products
This webinar will provide you wtih key comparisons and contrasts between electrically-driven devices and conventional fluid power devices. You’ll also hear about how far suppliers have taken the tools for sizing and selecting various automation components as well as some of the latest application possibilities.

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Automation Actuators – Electrics Are Taking The Stage

  1. 1. Automation Actuators Electrics Are Taking the Stage September 27, 2012 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT
  2. 2. Before We Start q  This webinar will be available afterwards at designworldonline.com & email q  Q&A at the end of the presentation q  Hashtag for this webinar: #DWwebinar
  3. 3. Presenters Moderator Paul Heney Cale Reese Carey Webster Jon Dent Ryan Winsemann Design World PHD, Inc. PHD, Inc. PHD, Inc. PHD, Inc.
  4. 4. Agenda 1.  Electrically-Powered Actuators vs. Pneumatic Presented by Cale Reese, Electromechanical Products Manager 2.  Actuators & Motors – Selection & Sizing Presented by Carey Webster, Segment Technical Manager 3.  Application Flexibility Examples Presented by Jon Dent, Distributor Training & Development Manager 4.  Specialty Electrical Products Presented by Ryan Winsemann, Lead Quote & Special Project Coordinator
  5. 5. Cale Reese Electromechanics vs. Pneumatics
  6. 6. Electromechanics vs. Pneumatics ROD STYLE ACTUATORS •  •  •  •  Performance Control Efficiency Investment
  7. 7. Performance SPEED PNEUMATIC Function of: •  Cylinder Bore Ø •  Flow Rate ELECTROMECHANICAL Function of: •  Screw Lead •  Motor RPM
  8. 8. Performance SPEED PNEUMATIC Limitation: •  End of Stoke Impact •  ‘Speed Kills’ ELECTROMECHANICAL Limitation: •  Travel •  Critical Speed ‘Screw Whip’
  9. 9. Performance SPEED + PNEUMATIC ELECTROMECHANICAL - - +
  10. 10. Performance THRUST PNEUMATIC Function of: •  Cylinder Bore Ø •  Working Pressure (psi) ELECTROMECHANICAL Function of: •  Screw Diameter •  Motor Torque
  11. 11. Performance THRUST PNEUMATIC Limitation: •  Line Pressure / Air Compressor •  Seals ELECTROMECHANICAL Limitation: •  Screw Geometry •  Life
  12. 12. Performance LIFE PNEUMATIC Function of: •  Linear Travel ELECTROMECHANICAL Function of: •  Thrust
  13. 13. Performance LIFE & THRUST Relationship + PNEUMATIC ELECTROMECHANICAL - - +
  14. 14. Control PNEUMATIC Valves and Sensors ELECTROMECHANICAL Motion Controller
  15. 15. Control FEEDBACK PNEUMATIC Individual sensors relay discrete positions to PLC •  Magnetic/Inductive •  Proximity ELECTROMECHANICAL Total closed loop control via Servo Motor and/or sensors •  Encoder •  Resolver
  16. 16. Control SPEED PNEUMATIC Cylinder Options: •  Flow Controls •  Cushions •  Impact Pads ELECTROMECHANICAL Total Control of Motor RPM via Motion Controller: •  Linear Accel/Decel •  Travel Velocity
  17. 17. Control THRUST PNEUMATIC Line Options: •  Pressure Regulators ELECTROMECHANICAL Total Control of Motor Torque via Motion Controller
  18. 18. Control POSITION PNEUMATIC Multi-position Cylinders or external stopping hardware ELECTROMECHANICAL Virtually unlimited positional control via constant closed loop feedback
  19. 19. Investment INITIAL PNEUMATIC •  •  •  •  •  Actuator Valves and Fittings Air Lines Compressor Air Prep ELECTROMECHANICAL •  •  •  •  Actuator Motor and Controller I/O Cables Control Box/Cabinet
  20. 20. Investment COSTS PNEUMATIC •  $ of Compressor •  Losses due to leakage •  Changeover $ ELECTROMECHANICAL •  Initial startup •  Difficulty of repair •  Specialized personnel
  21. 21. Investment BENEFITS PNEUMATIC •  •  •  •  High Power Density Low Overall Startup $ Ease of Repair Fast Deliveries ELECTROMECHANICAL •  •  •  •  System Flexibility System Efficiency Low Noise Cleanliness
  22. 22. Investment AND not OR •  Optimal System Design •  Concentrate Technology where Necessary •  Integrated Solution
  23. 23. Electromechanics vs. Pneumatics
  24. 24. Carey Webster Electric Actuator Selection & Sizing
  25. 25. Selection & Sizing PACKAGED AVAILABILITY Generally 3 types of electromechanical packages •  Integrated actuator, motor, and control package •  Limited options when it comes to motor and controls •  Open architecture actuator with the ability to use the motor and controls of your choice
  26. 26. Selection & Sizing ACTUATORS & MOTOR Sizing an electric actuator is almost as simple as sizing pneumatic
  27. 27. Electric Actuator Selection & Sizing
  28. 28. Jon Dent Electric Actuator Applications
  29. 29. Applications •  Retrofit of Mechanically Coupled (cam or linkage driven) Automation •  Retrofit or Enhancement of Pneumatic or Hydraulic “Point to Point” Application •  Newly Planned Applications
  30. 30. Applications RETROFIT OF MECHANICALLY COUPLED Usually Involve Modifications of OEM or Existing Equipment •  Molding Machines •  Packaging Machines •  Assembly Machines
  31. 31. Applications RETROFIT OR ENHANCEMENT OF PNEUMATIC OR HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS •  Potential Examples o  Dispensing Equipment •  Adhesive or Sealant •  Food or Beverage o  Labeling or Marking o  Die Cutting or Routing
  32. 32. Applications RETROFIT OR ENHANCEMENT OF PNEUMATIC OR HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS Retrofit Example •  Drilling and Pin Insertion Station
  33. 33. Applications RETROFIT OR ENHANCEMENT OF PNEUMATIC OR HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS
  34. 34. Applications RETROFIT OR ENHANCEMENT OF PNEUMATIC OR HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS
  35. 35. Applications RETROFIT OR ENHANCEMENT OF PNEUMATIC OR HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS
  36. 36. Applications RETROFIT OR ENHANCEMENT OF PNEUMATIC OR HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS
  37. 37. Applications RETROFIT OR ENHANCEMENT OF PNEUMATIC OR HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS
  38. 38. Applications RETROFIT OR ENHANCEMENT OF PNEUMATIC OR HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS
  39. 39. Applications RETROFIT OR ENHANCEMENT OF PNEUMATIC OR HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS
  40. 40. Applications RETROFIT OR ENHANCEMENT OF PNEUMATIC OR HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS
  41. 41. Applications RETROFIT OR ENHANCEMENT OF PNEUMATIC OR HYDRAULIC APPLICATIONS
  42. 42. Applications NEW APPLICATIONS •  •  •  •  •  •  Assembly Die Cutting Dispensing / Filling Diverting Drilling Inspection / Measurement •  Joining / Fastening •  Labeling / Marking •  Part Loading / Sorting / Clamping / Positioning •  Tool Changing •  Valve Conrol
  43. 43. Applications NEW APPLICATIONS Food & Beverage Industry •  Stacking & Weighing Operations •  Flexible Packaging •  Conveying and Diverting
  44. 44. Applications NEW APPLICATIONS Electronics & Semiconductor •  Pick & Place of Odd Size Components •  Circuit Test Point Access •  Marking
  45. 45. Applications NEW APPLICATIONS Automotive Industry •  Flexible Assembly Machines •  Pressing/Joining •  Inspection Fixtures
  46. 46. Applications NEW APPLICATIONS Life Science •  Egg Crating Test Specimens •  Lab Automation •  Sample Identification
  47. 47. Applications NEW APPLICATIONS
  48. 48. Applications POLL QUESTIONS Select all that apply: Has your company used electrically-driven actuators to replace... ☐ A mechanically driven (cam or linkage) device?  ☐ A pneumatically or hydraulically driven device?
  49. 49. Applications POLL QUESTIONS Choose only one: Does your company have an initiative to use electrically driven actuators where possible instead of pneumatic? ☐ Yes ☐ No ☐ Not sure
  50. 50. Electric Actuator Applications
  51. 51. Ryan Winsemann Specialty Electric Products
  52. 52. Industries/Environments Industries •  Food •  Medical •  Semi-conductor Environments •  Packaging •  Wash-down •  Specialty Equipment
  53. 53. Specialty Electric Products POLL QUESTIONS Select all that apply: What type of materials are most often required in your unique applications? ☐ Aluminum ☐ Stainless Steel ☐ Polymers ☐ Other
  54. 54. Types of Actuators & Materials •  Grippers •  Cylinders •  Slides
  55. 55. Specialty Electric Products POLL QUESTIONS Select all that apply: What kind of electrical actuator does your company use most often? ☐ Single-axis (cylinder/slide/gripper/rotary) ☐ Cartesian (x-y-z) ☐ SCARA ☐ Articulated (5/6 axis) ☐ Other
  56. 56. Specialty Electric Products
  57. 57. Questions? Design World Paul Heney pheney@wtwhmedia.com Phone: 440.234.4531 Twitter: @DW_Editor PHD, Inc. PHD, Inc.   For questions or more information, please contact: Sara Owen, Marketing Communications Coordinator (260) 479-2265 sowen@phdinc.com www.phdinc.com     facebook.com/phdinc   twitter.com/phd_inc   linkedin.com/company/phd-inc.   youtube.com/phdincdotcom
  58. 58. Thank You q  This webinar will be available at designworldonline.com & email q  Tweet with hashtag #DWwebinar q  Connect with q  Discuss this on EngineeringExchange.com

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